Misato Suzuk

Misato Suzuk is a Japanese artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Both her paintings and illustrations demonstrate delicate, organic lines combined with a neutral color palette.  Although her preferred mediums are two-dimensional, her line work successfully creates shapely, bulbous forms. Subtle accents of ink splotches grace her surfaces, and add to the the soft and muted mood of her abstractions. Suzuk’s tranquil work is fluid and beautiful, making it a pleasure to view. Check out some of our favorites below and visit her website to see the rest of her work.

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Lois Albinson

Lois Albinson is an emerging knitwear designer from Manchester, and a former student at the Manchester School of Art, with a BA in Textiles. Albinson’s work is unprecedented, and a phenomenal addition to the fashion industry. Her ability to manipulate yarn to create organic, rippled structures in her knits is beyond mind blowing. Through the variety of yarns and knitting techniques, Albinson fabricates delicate, yet rigid, highly textured fashions. Although Albinson heavily employs contrasting elements in her work, she has perfected the balance, resulting in appealing and harmonious designs. Support her extraordinary work by liking her facebook page, and check out her blog to stay up-to-date on her developments!

“White Drama”

The color white is often associated with weddings, especially among a  collection of all white dresses. However, Rei Kawakubo took the color and used it in a more unusual and conceptual manner. This spring collection, “White Drama”, explores the status of women without the pairing in holy matrimony.  Though her collection is filled with hidden jewels, Kawakubo translates her thoughts and concepts beautifully. Words don’t come close to scratching the surface of how alluring these pieces are. Her exceptional work is a reminder that fashion is art, a concept we often forget. She explores shapes, and their relationship to eachother. Through her manipulation of silhouettes, Kawakubo organically  modifies the original shape of the body. Sculptural sihlouttes are paired with extreme textures, emphasized through the monochromatic scheme. The surface details are extremely feminine, with the inclusion of lace, delicate flowers, tulle and bows. Yet, these opulent pieces remain deeply rooted, without screaming femininity. Finding the perfect balance between these design aspects can be very difficult, but it seems she has mastered it. At last, with the white hair and artful headpieces, Kawakubo’s work leaves a lasting memory. She leaves White Drama.

Be sure to follow Paris Fashion Week to see Rei Kawakubo’s upcoming work.

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